posted on May, 1 2011 @ 09:15 PM
reply to post by TheRedneck
In september of 2008,we had a bad wind storm from
a hurricane in the gulf.Our community was without
power for at least 4 days.I didn't panic or go nuts
because of the power being out.I looked around my
house to see what I could use.
I have been a floral designer and wedding consultant.
In my inventory,I had a case of chaffing dish fuel and
lots of candles.I have a smooth surface stove top.I took
2-2"x4"x12" boards and placed one of the oven racks
ontop of the boards.I put two of the chaffing dish fuel cans
under the rack and I was able to cook and heat water.
Our water heater was gas and I could wash dishes and
we could wash up in the sink.The candles supplied our
light and my alarm clocks are always battery operated.
We can learn a lot from disasters that come our way.We
just have to learn not to panic and figure out what we need